Abu Hail

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Abu Hail
أبو هيل
United Arab Emirates community
Coordinates: 25°16′35″N 55°20′45″E / 25.27651°N 55.34592°E / 25.27651; 55.34592Coordinates: 25°16′35″N 55°20′45″E / 25.27651°N 55.34592°E / 25.27651; 55.34592
Country United Arab Emirates
Emirate Dubai
City Dubai
Area
 • Total 1 km2 (0.4 sq mi)
Population
 • Total 21,414
 • Density 21,000/km2 (55,000/sq mi)
Community number 126

Abu Hail (Arabic: أبو هيل‎‎) is a locality in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE). Abu Hail is located in the region of Deira. The routes D 78 (Abu Baker Al Siddique Road), D 92 (Al Khaleej Road), D 91 (Abu Hail Road) and D 82 (Al Rasheed Road) form a periphery around the locality of Abu Hail. The locality is largely residential and is bordered by the localities of Al Waheda on the east, Hor Al Anz in the south and Al Baraha on the west.

The Abu Hail Shopping Centre and Dubai Labour Office are located in Abu Hail.

History[edit]

Abu Hail is mentioned in the 1830 British survey of the Trucial Coast: "Aboo Heyle is a small village situated about three miles to the SW of Shargah, on the same creek with Khan village, on the other bank. They jointly contain about two hundred and fifty inhabitants, of various tribles, mostly fishermen, and are subject to Shargah."[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Schofield, R (1990). Islands and Maritime Boundaries of the Gulf 1798–1960. UK: Archive Editions. p. 544. ISBN 978-1-85207-275-9.